Below Deck Mediterranean star Captain Sandy Yawn has claimed that she would never have knowingly tolerated Lexi Wilson’s behavior before the reality star was fired.
The stewardess was sacked in a recent episode of season six of the Med spin-off, after an explosive row with her castmates.
In tense scenes, she called chef Mathew Shea an offensive slur and threatened to ‘smack’ him if the cameras were not rolling, when he said that no one else liked her.
This seemed to be the final straw for the Captain, which came weeks after the former Miss Bahamas took aim at the rest of the crew after a night out, as they all let their hair down in a hot tub.
Speaking to US Weekly, Captain Sandy reflected on how she felt while watching the former stew’s behavior play out on the show.
The 53-year-old explained: ‘Of course, I wanted to let her go. I never would have hired her. I don’t hire the crew. Everybody knows that.
‘[While] I feel for her, I would never tolerate that. I don’t see it until you see it. I don’t go to dinner and unless the crew really lays it out for me, the words “it’s bad”, is that [really] a description?’
The motivational speaker continued: ‘No one was giving me facts. You know, like, I didn’t have any facts. I just heard it’s bad. It’s real bad. That’s not [enough for me]. Write it out. Write a report, send it to me.
‘They learn the minute they step on this boat, we go through all the legalities. But I never got that information, if they would’ve told me the facts, of course, I would’ve let her go sooner, but I never got them.’
Tensions had been threatening to boil over on the boat for weeks, when Lexi blasted bosun Malia White, and deckhands Mzi Dempersand Lloyd Spencer in a hot tub, after a cast dinner.
Others were forced to intervene when things escalated and appeared to turn physical, with the stew apologizing for her actions afterward.
Lexi then had an argument with chef Mathew over dinner, when he took aim at her attitude.
Before storming away from the table, she told him: ‘If this wasn’t on camera, I would smack your ass’.
The following day, Captain Sandy was made aware of what went down the previous evening, and called Lexi in to discuss her actions.
‘Threatening people, saying the things that you say…,’ she began. ‘Considering how it has permeated throughout the entire boat and some people just can’t get around it, the many outweigh the one.
‘I have to make a hard decision and it’s not easy for me. I have to let you go.’
Taking the news in her stride, Lexi immediately packed her bags, slammed a door in Katie’s face, and refused to say goodbye to most of her co-stars, only hugging Malia on her way out.
Below Deck Mediterranean airs on Bravo in the US, and is available to stream on hayu in the UK.
Credit: Original article published here.